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Previous Requests - September 2017

Date Reference Question(s)          Response 
01/09/2017 686/17

You will need to forward this email and the attached survey to all of your providers of NHS-funded audiology services, whether these are provided by NHS organisations, private companies or charities.

Please forward the introduction as well as the questions for transparency and to encourage completion when asking your providers to fill in the survey.

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04/09/2017 687/17

1. Does your CCG currently use MIQUEST software to extract GP data?

2. If Your CCG does not use MIQUEST, please could you give me the name of the software or process you use?

3. Please could I have the name of the person within your CCG who would be responsible for this?

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05/09/2017 688/17

1. The number of children (under the age of 18) in Derbyshire hospitals being treated for weight-linked issues for year 2017.

2. A breakdown of ages.

3. The youngest child being treated for weight-related issues.

4. The number of children (under the age of 18) in Derbyshire hospitals being treated for weight-linked issues for year 2016, 2015 and 2014.

5. Youngest patient being treated for diabetes Type 2 related to obesity at Derbyshire hospitals.

6. A breakdown of the issues children are being treated for, e.g. obesity, diabetes, etc.

7. A summary of the programmes in place to treat children with weight-related issues.

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06/09/2017 689/17

1. Please can I request how much the organisation has spent on agency nursing staff to work within Continuing Healthcare?

2. If possible please can you break this down by financial year? I.e. 2015-2016, 2016-2017

3. Please can you also confirm which agencies have been used during this period?

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06/09/2017 690/17

1. Please provide dates in which your Clinical Commissioning Group will be contracting for NHS 111 services over the next 5 years.

2. Please can you also advise when the existing contract ends with your current provider of 111 services?

3. Who is the main point of contact responsible for procurement of NHS 111 services? Please also provide contact details.

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07/09/2017 691/17

1. Who is the service lead/manager responsible for CHC and NHS Funded Nursing Care assessments?

2. How many permanently contracted nurse assessors are employed by the CCG?

3. Has the CCG contracted external providers/staffing agencies to complete CHC and Funded Nursing Care assessments?

4. How long was the contract for?

5. What was the total value of this contract?

6. How many CHC or NHS Funded Nursing Care assessments were completed under this contract?

7. How many CHC or NHS Funded Nursing Care Assessments were not completed within the advised 28 days from referral for 2017 so far and in total for 2016?

8. How many “Fast Track” CHC or NHS Funded Nursing Care assessments have been completed for 2017 so far and in total for 2016?

9. How many CHC and NHS Funded Nursing Care assessments does the CCG currently have outstanding?

10. Does the CCG commission any other NHS or Local Authority bodies to undertake CHC or NHS Funded Nursing Care assessments?

11. Does the CCG have any plans to engage external providers/staffing agencies to support with CHC and NHS Funded Nursing Care assessments?

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15/09/2017 692/17

1. How many bariatric patients are currently receiving CHC funded support?

2. What is the annual cost attributed to the care of bariatric patients receiving CHC funded support?

a. For the year 2015-2016?
b. For the year 2016-2017?
c. For the year to date so far? 

3. How many CHC funded support packages for bariatric patients required 3:1 staffing?

4. How many CHC funded support packages for bariatric patients required nursing support?

5. How many CHC funded support packages were in a residential setting?

6. How many CHC funded support packages were in a home/community setting?

7. How many bariatric patients were unable to be provided with care in their own home?

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15/09/2017 693/17

Contact details of the person or person(s) representing NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG on the Learning Disability partnership board?

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19/09/2017 694/17

1. The total spend on CHC for each CCG over the last five financial years.

2. CHC spend split by the following for the last five financial years:

  • MH – Mental Health
  • LD/ASD – Learning Disability / Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • ABI – Acquired Brain Injury

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19/09/2017 695/17

1. How many people applied to your CCG for continuing healthcare funding between 2013 – present?

2. Of these, how many are successful in being granted the funding between 2013 – present?

3. Of these, how many were unsuccessful between 2013 – present?

4. Of the cases that were unsuccessful, how many asked for the CCG to review their application for funding between 2013 – present? How many of these reviews found in favour of the applicant?

5. How many cases were transferred to an independent review panel between 2013- present? How many of the independent reviews found in favour of the applicant?

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25/09/2017  696/17

1. How many cases did AGEM CSU deal with on behalf of SDCCG since April 2013?

2. What decision was made on each case? Please breakdown to ‘Eligible’, ‘Ineligible’ and ‘part eligible’.

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26/09/2017 697/17

1. Are your mobile devices enabled for corporate email?

If you answered No to Question 1, please move straight to Question 3

2. Is corporate email delivered to your devices purely using Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync (with no other Mobile Device Management solution used)?

If you answered Yes to Question 2, please move straight to Question 6

3. Which Mobile Device Management solution(s) do you use?

4. How many MDM licences do you currently have?

5. When are your Mobile Device Management licences valid until?

6. If a user accidentally breaks their mobile device, how many days does it currently take to get a fully working replacement device to them?

7. Do you manage your MDM solution in-house or use a third party managed service?

If third party managed, which organisation manages your Mobile Device Management solution for you?

8. If third party managed, which organisation manages your Mobile Device Management solution for you?

9. Do you use any form of Endpoint Threat Prevention on your mobile devices to flag potential cyber risks proactively?

If you answered No to Question 9, please move straight to Question 14

10. Which Endpoint Threat Prevention solution(s) do you use?

11. If you use Endpoint Threat Prevention solution(s), which of these security risks are detected:

  • Distributed Denial of Service
  • Suspicious Domain
  • Digital Identity Monitoring
  • Information Leaks
  • Credential Theft
  • Phishing
  • Malware
  • Suspicious Mobile Apps

12. How many endpoint threat protection licences do you have?

13. When are your Endpoint Threat Protection licences valid until?

14. Do you allow mobile devices to connect to your corporate network that are more than 2 full releases behind the latest version of the operating system software?

15. Are you currently able to restrict access to certain websites across your entire mobile device estate?

16. If you need to wipe corporate data off a mobile device, what means do you use to wipe a device, either remotely or in hand?

17. Is the data wipe auditable?

18. Are you currently operating your mobile devices in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), enforceable from May 2018?

19. How do you currently dispose of a device which is no longer to be used?

20. Is your device disposal fully auditable?

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26/09/2017 698/17

1. Is your CHC process managed in-house? Or is part or all of the process outsourced to a 3rd party (Eg. CSU, Local Authority, Independent provider)? If outsourced, please state the name of the organisation and the services outsourced (all CHC, assessment, brokerage, invoice validation etc.).

2. Please provide the name and contact details for your head of CHC.

3. How many staff are engaged (including employees, contractors and agency staff) in managing your CHC process? Please indicate how many staff are involved with (a) managing patients and (b) managing finances.

4. How many active CHC funding appeals are you currently processing?

5. How many funding assessments are currently awaiting completion?

6. In financial year 16/17 what was the average number of days from completion of DST assessment to commissioning active provision?

7. In financial year 16/17 what was your total CHC spend?

8. Does the CCG use any third party technology solutions to record patient information relating to CHC (Broadcare, Swift, Caretrack, QA Plus etc.)? If so, which solution(s)? If not how is this information recorded? (Eg. Excel)

9. Does the CCG use any third party technology solutions to record financial information (Broadcare, Caretrack, QA Plus etc.)? If so, which product(s)? If not, please advise how are invoices validated against care package details?

10. What is the renewal date of your current third party technology solution?x

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27/09/2017  699/17

1. What is the geographical patch you commission GP out of hours services for and how many patients does this cover?

2. What is the name of the current provider of GP out of hours services for this patch?

3. How many errors and serious incidents (or equivalent) were reported to the CCG relating to GP out of hours services, in the following:

a. 2015
b. 2016
c. 2017 to date (please state the date range) 

4. Please provide copies of any reports on the service’s safety that have been produced in this period.

5. If the CCG does not collect this information, please set out how it records and evaluates is the safety of the service, and provide any information collected that supports this.

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27/09/2017 700/17

1. What health services does the CCG commission specifically for probation service clients (those seen by the National Probation Service, Community Rehabilitation Companies, or housed in probation Approved Premises) for:

a. Mental health?
b. Physical health?

Please describe each service (e.g. ‘a one-off health clinic in a probation office’), and give grade and hours of work for staff at the service(s).

2. Does the CCG facilitate access to mainstream (non-offender-specific) healthcare for probation service clients in any way (e.g. directly making probation staff aware of the services that it commissions and referral procedures)? If so, please could you describe how you do this?

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28/09/2017 701/17

What clinical system is used in your GP practices? (EMIS, SystmOne, Vision) etc.

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29/09/2017 702/17

1. Does the CCG operate a Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service (NEPTS)? If not, is a NEPTS service currently being considered?

2. Does the CCG operate the NEPTS service with other CCGs? If so which CCGs?

3. Is NEPTS Health Care Professional (HCP) or Patient Led Booking (PLB) or both?

4. If the NEPTS service is wholly or partly PLB:
a. What date was this introduced?
b. Has PLB caused an increase in activity?
c. Which mobility categories have been most affected?

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29/09/2017  703/17

1. What is the remuneration of the Chief Executive of the STP?

2. What is the remuneration of the Chair of the STP?

3. What is the remuneration of any other individuals paid by the STP?

4. What private consultants have been commissioned by the STP and what is the value of the contracts?

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